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Viacom to relaunch Noggin as mobile SVOD service

Trying to change course amid falling ratings and soft advertising sales, Viacom announced Wednesday that it is reviving its Noggin educational brand to launch a new SVOD service targeted toward preschoolers.

Suddenlink video sub losses quadruple to nearly 35K, says it's still not going back to Viacom

Suddenlink lost another 34,800 basic video customers in the fourth quarter of 2014, nearly quadrupling the 8,600 it lost during the comparable 2013 quarter. Suddenlink also lost 26,300 digital video customers in Q4.

Cable One's pay-TV retrenchment continues, loses 25K subs in Q4

The steady decline of Cable One's pay-TV business continued in the fourth quarter, with the MSO hemorrhaging another 25,000 video subscribers.

Viacom cable net restructuring: Herzog takes over MTV, VH1, Logo; Toffler and Jones out

Viacom announced a major restructuring of its cable network operations Thursday, consolidating three network groups into two, while placing one unit under the direction of Doug Herzog and the other under Cyma Zarghami.

Viacom and Dish make deal: EPIX to run on Sling TV

Citigroup Research analyst Jason Bazinet cratered Viacom's share price last month when he suggested that the media conglomerate's upcoming carriage talks with Dish Network could go south in a hurry.

Viacom to launch Nickelodeon SVOD service as its ad sales slide 6%

Viacom is the latest programmer to launch an a la carte SVOD programming service, a new streaming product built around its Nickelodeon kids' linear network set to debut in March.

Verizon adds 24 live Viacom channels to FiOS Mobile App

Culminating a broad-reaching licensing deal signed in October, Verizon announced Wednesday that it has added access to 24 live Viacom channels through its FiOS Mobile App.

Wall Street calls for CBS-Viacom reunion ahead of Dish battle

Facing investor headwinds as it approaches upcoming licensing renewal deals with the No. 3 pay-TV operator in the U.S., Viacom is getting pressure in some Wall Street circles to remarry CBS Corp.

Cable One has lost 18% of video subs since Viacom blackout, analyst says

After a note by a rival media-investment analyst last week sent Viacom shares spiraling on fears of a pending blackout on Dish Network, Craig Moffett responded with his own memo, dismissing the speculation.

Viacom gives Dauman another raise amid Dish blackout fears, falling stock price

Viacom has re-upped CEO Philippe Dauman through 2018, giving a mogul who was already one of the highest paid media executives yet another raise.